ASUS, one of the leading makers of computer and phone hardware and electronics, arrived in Cebu City to conduct a 2-day mobile photography master class last February 2-3, 2019. The ASUS PixelMaster Master Class was named by the influence of its technology installed in ZenFone’s cameras—the PixelMaster. With this innovative technology, ASUS ZenFone aimed to raise the bar for mobile photography while teaming up with well-known photographers in the country.
ASUS Philippines brings ZenFone Master Class to Cebu City
Landscape and Architectural Photographer, Nicco Valenzuela, was the ASUS PixelMaster who conducted the “Capturing The Outdoors” mobile photography workshop. The PixelMaster Master Class was an invite-only, ZenFone user exclusive event held at two separate venues in Cebu City.
Day One: Basic Manual Settings and Photo Walk
The first day of the PixelMaster Master Class was held at Soho Park at Cebu IT Park. Nicco Valenzuela opened the discussion about outdoor photography and introduced the possibilities of using a ZenFone smartphone to capture amazing photos. He also included the talks on the Basic Manual Camera Settings (or Pro Mode) where users can adjust shutter speed, ISO, Manual Focus, White Balance, and Exposure Value. Emphasizing on ZenFone smartphones with this feature, like the ZenFone 5 and the latest model ZenFone Max Pro M2.
After the discussion, mentees traveled to the castle-like Monastery of the Holy Eucharist or commonly known as the Simala Shrine in Sibonga, Cebu.
Very critical to the scope of the mobile photography workshop, the Simala Shrine was chosen as the first stop for the PixelMaster Photo Walk because of its architectural location. For almost an hour, mentees were able to capture their photos and head on to its next destination, the Temple of Leah in Busay.
Day One of the ASUS ZenFone PixelMaster Master Class ended with the mentor’s critic session as PixelMaster Nicco Valenzuela gave feedback to all submitted photos.
Day Two: Workshop with the Cebu Mobile Shutterbugs at SM Seaside City Cebu
The Cebu Mobile Shutterbugs, a Cebu-based organization of mobile photography enthusiasts, teamed up with ASUS Philippines as one of its major sponsors in celebration of its 2nd anniversary. A short course mobile photography workshop was held last February 3, 2019, at the Cube Wing, SM Seaside City Cebu. PixelMaster Nicco Valenzuela was also invited to speak and talk about the concept and importance of Composition on Photography.
The culmination day of the ASUS ZenFone PixelMaster Master Class was bundled with another photo shoot session within the premises of the SM Seaside City Cebu. The critic and further talks were done by PixelMaster Nicco at Lava Café, at the Sky Park.
About the ASUS PixelMaster Master Class
The ASUS ZenFone PixelMaster Class is a collaborative effort of the ASUS Philippines and ASUS ZenTalk Philippines, the official community forum of ZenFone users in the country. It is a free event open to all ZenFone users who registered for the mobile photography workshops or those non-ZenFone users who are interested to experience mobile photography with ZenFone smartphones.
For more details, visit the ASUS PixelMaster Master Class official website.